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In Celebration of Black History Month

Over the past two years, the organization engaged 1,200 students in 100 online workshops, but Jazz Power is excited to open its doors to new students in person for first time since the pandemic began.

Black History Month Salute to Guitarist Wes Montgomery featuring Bruce Edwards and Tom Dempsey

In February, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) welcomes guitarists Bruce Edwards and Tom Dempsey in performance, with Jennifer Vincent, bass, Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums, hosted by pianist and Jazz Power Initiative’s Managing and Artistic Director Eli Yamin. 

Welcome to the Jazz Power Reunion, September Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam

After a joyful return to live in-person performance at Jazzmobile in July at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) is excited to kick off its new season of INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM live in-person on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2 PM EST in collaboration with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, “Welcome to the Jazz Power Reunion” is our September Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…

After a difficult week, our Managing Artistic Director Eli Yamin explains “how the power of music can bring us together”, and our Youth give us valuable life lessons through their work…

We come from MUSIC!

Lessons of self-identity and self-esteem are being taught at our Jazz Power Youth programs, and our students are truly engaged!

Jazz Power Initiative featured in Amsterdam News

Amsterdam News “Jazz Notes” column writer Ron Scott talks about our mission as a nonprofit organization, and invites the readers to our Intergenerational Jazz Jam with acclaimed saxophonist Knoel Scott.

Jazz Power Youth Master Class with Eli Yamin and Mickey Davidson featuring special guest @United Palace Feb-20

Jazz Power Initiative invites students ages 10-17 to its Jazz Power Youth Master Class at United Palace Cultural Theatre, Thursday, February 20th 2019, 4:30-7:00pm Led by master teachers Eli Yamin

Jazz Power Youth Master Class with Eli Yamin and Mickey Davidson featuring Charenee Wade @United Palace Jan-16

Jazz Power Initiative invites students ages 10-17 to its Jazz Power Youth Master Class at United Palace Cultural Theatre, Thursday, January 16th 2019, 4:30-7:00pm Led by master teachers Eli Yamin

Jazz Power Initiative with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron at WBGO Radio

Three generations of jazz educators talked about their experiences marrying artistic projects with education, involving youth in jazz arts and their impact in their lives, specially in their school performance.

May 29th Jazz Power Celebration is almost here!

Honoring Kenny Barron and 15 inspiring years of Jazz Power Initiative.